International Society of Biomechanics
Gold sponsor


Assistant Professor of Biomechanics
05 Feb 2020
05 Feb 2020
London, ON
Western University


is seeking outstanding candidates for a


The School of Kinesiology (, one of six schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western, advocates the benefits of physical activity to society by providing a multidisciplinary approach to discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge about human movement and its effects. The School is excited to support three research clusters focusing on Physical Activity and 1) Brain Health, 2) Mobility, and 3) Social Impact. The School also holds active research links with the four Research Centers in the Faculty (, including the Canadian Center for Activity and Aging, the Center for Research in Health Equity and Social Inclusion, the National Center for Audiology and the International Center for Olympic Studies.  We are seeking a Probationary (Tenure-Track) colleague at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Biomechanics to support the research cluster around Mobility. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of the school as a global leader in research and education through a multidisciplinary approach to kinesiology.

A key aim of the Mobility cluster in the School of Kinesiology is to discover and explain mechanisms and principles of human movement and to apply this knowledge to the prevention of illness and injury using strategies that optimize health and physical performance. We particularly seek candidates with demonstrated expertise in biomechanics with applications that seek to enhance human health, function and performance. Supplementary expertise in motor or neural control would be an asset. Application from candidates whose research complements existing strengths in the Centre for Activity and Aging, the Bone and Joint Institute, and the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration are welcome. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated experience to support the teaching needs in biomechanics.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Kinesiology or a related field, have demonstrated excellence in research, with a strong potential to secure external research funding. Post-doctoral experience would be an asset.  The candidate will ideally have demonstrated expertise in developing and teaching courses in traditional and flexible learning environments. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in relevant service to the School of Kinesiology and university. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2020, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth to better serve our communities.  With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is a leading research-intensive university with a full-range of academic and professional programs. General information about Western can be found at The university campus is in London (, a thriving city with a metropolitan census of 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit.

Interested applicants should send a detailed curriculum vita including a research statement, a teaching philosophy, the names of three academic referees and a completed Application for Full-Time Position (available at to:

Dr. Laura Misener, Director

School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences

Western University

1151 Richmond St. N.

London, Ontario, Canada   N6A 3K7

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 6, 2020.

Please quote number HS 206 on all correspondence for this position.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Laura Misener, Director, School of Kinesiology at or 519-661-2111 ext. 86000.